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How do you make homemade flour tortillas?

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To make homemade flour tortillas, combine flour and salt in a large bowl and stir in water and oil. Knead it 10 to 12 times and add more flour or water if needed. Divide the dough into portions and roll each portion into a 7-inch circle. Cook the tortillas on a nonstick skillet for one minute on each side or until lightly browned.

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How do you make homemade flour tortillas?
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Ingredients for the homemade flour tortilla include 4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 1 1/2 cups of water. You may also use 2 tablespoons of lard. This recipe requires 15 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes to cook, and it makes two dozen flour tortillas.

A stand mixer with a dough hook makes it easier to knead the tortillas dough. However, you can still do it by hand in roughly 10 minutes. Mix the ingredients together and knead on a lightly floured surface until the dough is elastic and smooth. Divide the dough into 24 portions and roll each portion into a ball.

Preheat a skillet on medium high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll the dough portions into round and thin tortillas. Place the flat tortilla onto the skillet and cook until it is golden and bubbly. Flip the tortilla and cook on the other side until it is golden and bubbly. Place each tortilla in a tortilla warmer after cooking it.

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